Around the town
Got time for another end of the year list? Of course you do! Craig Silverman over at Poynter complies his annual list of the best and worst media corrections and errors. (Poynter)
S.I. Newhouse had a good reason for missing the Condé Nast Christmas party last week: he has (quietly) retired from day-to-day operations. (New York Post)
At 9 p.m. on March 1, under a full moon at the hippest bar in town, the Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel, Dan Peres and Bill Wackermann embraced. The editor and publisher of Details were celebrating what they were calling its 10th anniversary (even though it wasn’t). The room was packed. There was Read More
In Januarys past, we’ve watched Condé Nast chairman Si Newhouse return from a December vacation in Vienna, flick his wrist and send his employees into a mad fury. Firings, closures and promotions have all been a part of this oft-repeated “January surprise.”
This was a particularly nervous holiday season—what would Si do in this Read More
Portfolio’s second issue hits newsstands on August 15, and there have now been two high-profile departures in the past four days alone.
Kurt Eichenwald, a senior writer and investigative reporter, has resigned, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
For two decades, Mr. Eichenwald worked as an investigative Read More
How do you get Mayor Bloomberg, S.I. Newhouse, Arthur Sulzberger, and Ms. Oprah Winfrey in one room together? Cathy Black has the answer–tonight she’s hosting the grand opening gala for the new Norman Foster-designed Hearst Tower. These days, $500 million buys you a rainwater waterfall (there’s also “The Read More
NY architects, circa 1880 [Metrop.]
Late last year, the magazines formerly known as Fairchild Publications moved from their headquarters at 7 West 34th Street to a new home at 750 Third Avenue. Left behind were the four portraits of Fairchilds—starting with founders E.W. and L.W. Fairchild—that formerly greeted visitors. They have been returned to the Fairchild family; in their place, Read More
Against the backdrop of an angry September sea, three young women in their late 20′s sat huddled deep in conversation under a navy umbrella at the Southampton Bathing Corporation. “Do you think she’ll get kicked out?” the blond girl asked excitedly, stabbing her shrimp and tomato salad. “I just can’t believe she actually said that!” Read More
At about 5:40 on Friday, May 19, Museum of Modern Art director Glenn Lowry strode out onto the West 53rd Street sidewalk in front of the museum and stood before an assembled group of its striking employees. According to those who witnessed the scene, a smirking Mr. Lowry raised his arms and began to chop Read More
On the eve of Steve Wynn’s resignation as chairman and chief executive of Mirage Resorts Inc., Advance Publications Inc.’s chairman S.I. Newhouse Jr. boarded his corporate jet en route to Las Vegas. When he arrived, he would share Mr. Wynn’s last supper at the Picasso restaurant in Mirage’s crown jewel, the Bellagio Resort on the Read More
When Robert Miller opened an eponymous gallery on the second floor of the Fuller Building in 1986, the storybook Art Deco tower on the corner of Madison Avenue and 57th Street was still the uncontested center of the art world. Each Saturday-the day of the week when most art deals are made-Mr. Miller would arrive Read More